The Commonwealth’s failure in this week’s episode of The Walking Dead is because of a key principle of a zombie apocalypse: Together, we’re stronger.
Governor Pamela Milton has made her move to destroy the survivors of the Virginia communities. Last week, we saw the first part of her plan, as she kidnapped all the members of the group living in the Commonwealth, snatching them from their homes or wherever they might have been, in many cases, ripping their children away from them, then tranquilizing them as troopers carted them off in a convoy of buses and trucks.
This week, we saw the second half, with the revelation that our heroes have been dragged to a forced labor camp, where they must clear debris from a series of train tracks so as to clear a path that will allow the Commonwealth to finally reach the Atlantic.
Pamela’s plan did not, however, go off without a hitch, as Maggie, Father Gabriel, and Rosita escaped and reunited with Daryl and Carol, who then rescued Connie and discovered not only Pamela’s plan but where the camp was located: Alexandria.
Meanwhile, at the work site, Ezekiel and Negan were able to put aside their differences and agree to work together to get themselves and the other prisoners free, meaning that Pamela’s plan is going to start cracking from both ends.
But it’s the reason why Pamela’s plan started failing that interests me. Her scheme is not being undone by a lone person throwing a wrench into it but by the Virginia survivors uniting to work against their enemy. This is why, for this week’s The Walking Dead Survival Rule Of The Week, I’m going to focus on why we’re stronger in a zombie apocalypse when we work together.